To fix the problem, first search for bind errors in /var/log/demons
Bind uses a program called rndc to stop and restart bind, but bind itself is not started using rndc.
I assumed when bind failed to start, it was for the same error as error message i was given when i restarted bind though they were different errors.
The rncd error messages is give if either bind isnt running or port 953 on localhost (127.0.0.1) is blocked.
Bind wasnt running for me so, I check the error logs and found there was a syntax error in named.conf, i fixed this and it all worked again
Last edited by alexillsley; 5th June 2007 at 02:17.